The Stooges - Dirt - Studio Outtake by Ron Asheton

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A Tribute to Ron Asheton RIP A great friend, brother musician and trooper, the lead guitarist with legendary rock band the Stooges will be dearly missed, especially by singer Iggy Pop, who said Ron Asheton was his best friend. "I am in shock," the Stooges singer said in a statement in response to the news of Asheton's sudden death. "He was my best friend." In a more detailed declaration issued by the band management and members, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, Mike Watt, Asheton's mates acknowledged the loss of a "great friend, brother, musician and trooper." "For all that knew him behind the facade of Mr. Cool&Quirky, he was a kind-hearted, genuine, warm person who always believed that people meant well even if they did not," the statement continued. The 60-year-old musician was found dead Tuesday morning in his Ann Arbor, Michigan, home after police received a phone call from one of Asheton's associated saying he hadn't heard from him in a few days. According to police sergeant Brad Hill, authorities are still investigating the cause of death, which appears to be from a heart attack. Foul play is not suspected. Autopsy and toxicology results are pending. One of the original members of the rock band fronted by Iggy Pop in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Asheton will be remembered by people, who had the pleasure to work with him, as the "The Guitar God," an idol to follow and inspire others. Asheton and his brother, drummer Scott Asheton, never became the household names the...

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Artist: Ron Asheton
Video title: The Stooges - Dirt - Studio Outtake
Category: Rock & Heavy Metal


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